favorite musicians/singer-songwriters…

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1. Marcus Roberts. Fluid, passionate, and wise. (Also, blind.)
2. John Fahey. Inspiration, wisdom, dreams.
3. Stevie Ray Vaughn. Body, heart, soul.
4. Lucinda Williams. I know she’s crazy but god-I-love-her.
5. Dave Alvin. The king of California.
6. Joshua Bell. When he was born, the Violin God reached down and turned his arm into a thunderbolt.
7. Hoyt Axton. He was less than the song he was singing, he was more than he thought he could be.
8. Aretha Franklin. Goddess.
9. Wasis Diop. Sings in French, his native Wolof, and some English. Sexy, and blessed with a perfect ear for arrangements.
10. Bob Dylan. I don’t care what you say about his gritty voice, in his prime he was a genius storyteller.
11. Stan Rogers. If you never saw him live in concert, I can’t explain.
12. Garnet Rogers. A brother to mankind. A melting baritone. A heartbreaking violinist. A skillful guitarist. Etc. etc., swoon.
13. Neil Young. Deep emotion.
14. Buddy Guy. Damn right!
15. Stephen Stills. My teenage crush on this man abides.
16. Joni Mitchell. So original, so candid, so lovely.
17. Frederic Chopin. Thank you, Gerda Lamb.
18. Joan Armatrading. I rode the storms with her.
19. Townes Van Zandt. Poet of the heart.
20. Bruce Cockburn. “Everything is bullsh*t but the open hand.”
21. Waylon Jennings. If you listen carefully, you can hear him.
22. Slaid Cleaves. Because, his recording of Woody Guthrie’s “This Morning I Was Born Again.”
23. Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. Potato wave to you, Tristan Dunn.
24. Malathini and the Mahotella Queens. African music so joyous!
25. NRBQ. Me and the boys!
26. Los Lobos. Corazón, alma y rock-n-roll.
27. Gear Daddies. Back in the day, they could make me cry AND dance.
28. Rolling Stones. I know it’s only rock-n-roll, but I like it.